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Buffalo Bills Links, 11/3: Bills stand pat at trade deadline

Plus, the state releases its stadium feasibility study.

From adding a cornerback and bringing in more help along the defensive line to dealing for a tight end and a better punter, the Buffalo Bills were linked to several players in the days and weeks leading up to Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.

But the 4 p.m. Eastern trade deadline came and went without Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane making any deals. Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by examining the reasons behind why Beane and head coach Sean McDermott opted to not acquire any new talent via a trade.


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NFL trade deadline passes, no moves from Bills

Much to the chagrin of some Bills fans, general manager Brandon Beane did not make any trades to shore up the Bills’ roster heading into the stretch run, although it came out that the Bills inquired about a trade for Von Miller before the Denver Broncos dealt the talented defensive end to the Los Angeles Rams. Instead, the team signed wide receiver Austin Proehl and offensive lineman Jacob Capra to its practice squad.

State releases its stadium feasibility study

While there weren’t any trades for the Bills, Tuesday was notable as the Empire State Development corporation released the findings of its new Bills stadium study, which puts the price tag for a new stadium in Orchard Park at $1.4 billion. Learn more about the study, which also supported the team’s claims that renovating Buffalo’s current stadium would be cost-prohibitive.

Last thoughts on win over Dolphins

We hand out position grades from Buffalo’s 26-11 triumph over the Miami Dolphins and analyze how defensive ends Jerry Hughes, Greg Rousseau, and Mario Addison constantly generated pressure on Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. We also dive into how All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen took advantage of Miami’s second-half blitzes to kick-start the offense, and see where the Bills check in with the latest NFL power rankings.

Odds and ends

We get the latest news on the strained calf suffered by starting right guard Jon Feliciano and see how the injury could affect Buffalo’s offensive line for its Week 9 game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. We also relive Josh Allen’s appearance on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast with Peyton and Eli Manning, discuss why the Bills are one of the AFC teams most likely to go on a winning streak in the coming weeks, and more!